Print Setup

You can specify various options for a print job in Vasari.

  1. Click Print (Print Setup).

    Or, if the Print dialog is already open, click Setup.

  2. In the Print Setup dialog, for Name, select the saved print settings to use, if any.

    See Saving Print Settings.

  3. Under Paper, specify options for Size and Source.
  4. Under Orientation, select Portrait or Landscape.
  5. Under Paper Placement, specify where the view prints on the sheet.

    If, for Offset from Corner, you select User Defined, enter X and Y offset values.

  6. Under Hidden Line Views, choose an option to increase print performance for hidden line views in elevations, sections, and 3D views.

    Vector processing times vary depending on the number of views processed and on view complexity. Raster processing times depend on the dimensions of the view and on the amount of graphics. Vector processing typically produces much smaller print files than raster processing.

  7. Under Zoom, specify whether to fit the drawing to the size of the page or zoom to a percentage of the original size.
  8. Under Appearance, specify a value for Raster Quality.

    This option controls the resolution of the raster data being sent to the print device. A higher quality results in a longer print time.

  9. For Colors, select an option:
    • Black Lines: All text, non-white lines, pattern lines, and edges print in black. All raster images and solid patterns print in grayscale. (This option is not available for publishing to DWF.)
    • Grayscale: All colors, text, images, and lines are printed in grayscale. (This option is not available for publishing to DWF.)
    • Color: All colors in the project are maintained and printed, provided the printer supports colors.
  10. Under Options, specify additional print settings:
    • View links print black by default, but you can choose to print them in blue.
    • When printing, you can hide the following elements: scope boxes, work planes, reference planes, and crop boundaries.
    • Hide unreferenced view tags. Select this option if you do not want to print section, elevation, and callout tags that are not on sheets.
    • Region edges mask coincident lines. Select this option if you want the edges of masking regions and filled regions to cover lines with which they coincide. (This option is available only if the Vector Processing option is enabled.)
    • If views display some elements in halftone, you can replace the halftone drawings with thin lines. (See Halftone/Underlay.)
  11. Click OK.